Our Impact

We are financing businesses and strengthening communities. Our mission-driven work generates opportunities for wealth creation and job growth in economically underserved communities.

Hear our stories and dig into the impact numbers.

The mission of Pathway Lending is to provide lending solutions and educational services that support the development, growth, and preservation of underserved small businesses, affordable housing, and sustainable communities.

Since 1999, we’ve aligned capital and business advisory services to help make opportunities reality for hundreds of clients. We invite you to read our annual reports to learn more.

Client Success Stories

Client Profile: Nash Dogs

Franks A Lot! How The Propel Loan Helped Bring Nash Dogs To The Table Entrepreneur Michael Spencer lived blocks from Nashville’s popular Broadway for nearly a decade and dreamed of owning a hot dog stand that would be the talk of Music City. In 2019, Michael brought his plan to open Nash Dogs to fruition,

Chattanooga Small Business Bursting At The Seams Leads To Funding Through Pathway Lending

From baby shower gifts to a booming business, SewPretty Designs has grown from a hobby into a successful small business. Owner Shena Allen was inspired by the personalized and monogrammed gifts she received at the baby shower for her daughter Nyla in 2017. Shena started making gifts for friends and neighbors to give them the

Positive Prosperity Helped Small Business KNS Solutions Pivot Through The Pandemic

Kenya Nelson Stevens founded KNS Solutions in 2015. From her main office in Nashville, Tennessee, Kenya brings her financial expertise and years of experience as a small business educator and owner to small business clients across the country, powered by cloud-based accounting software and guided by a philosophy she calls “positive prosperity.” She explains, “It’s

When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Fate Finds Neta’s Naturals

Nashville business owner Martha Lupai pivoted from braids to bottles in 2020. When the pandemic forced her salon of ten years, S&E African Hair Braiding, to close its doors temporarily, Martha saw an opening. Losing the revenue freed up time she decided to spend creating the all-natural parfum line with essential oils she long ago